Career Information and Resources

WCJC offers multiple options to help you determine the career path that's right for you!  Take a look at one of our many career tools (listed below) or schedule an appointment to speak with an academic advisor about options that may be right for you.

Career Assessment Tools and Job Opportunities

Career Coach: A free online resource includes interest assessments to help you identify and research options.  Career Coach can also be used to build a resume and find job openings.

MyPlan: A comprehensive online career planning tool with interest, personality and skills assessments.  WCJC students may get the log-on password from a WCJC Academic Advisor.

Employers who wish to post job opportunities for WCJC students and alumni, please contact careercounseling@wcjc.edu.

Workshops and Events

Career Development Workshops

Monday, Feb 15 - Career Coach
10:00 AM, Virtual Presentation Room.  Learn about Career Coach, WCJC's online tool for matching your strengths to academic programs and careers and learning about job opportunities.  

Monday, Feb 22 - Resume Writing
10:00 AM, Virtual Presentation Room.  A well-written resume is your ticket to a job interview. This workshop will help you recognize and apply key strategies for effective resume writing that illustrate your transferable skills to get more employer callbacks for interviews.

Monday, Mar 1 - Utilizing Linked In and Other Social Media
10:00 AM, Virtual Presentation Room. This session will highlight the benefits of having an active LinkedIn account for networking, how to create a stellar profile that stands out, and how to use it to maximize one's professional digital presence. 

Monday, Mar 8 - Creating Effective Cover Letters and Letters of Interest
10:00 AM, Virtual Presentation Room. This session provides the mechanics of how to write a cover letter and/or interest letter that effectively introduces your resume and catches the employer's attention. 

Monday, Mar 8 - Career Coach
12:00 PM, Virtual Presentation Room.  Learn about Career Coach, WCJC's online tool for matching your strengths to academic programs and careers and learning about job opportunities.  

Monday, Mar 22 - Interviewing Skills
10:00 AM, Virtual Presentation Room. Learn tips and strategies to be successful in your interview.

Monday, Apr 5 - Navigating a Virtual Job Fair
10:00 AM, Virtual Presentation Room. This session will include helpful tips for before, during and after a virtual job fair to maximize your chances for an interview, making you memorable to a potential employer.

Monday, Apr 5 - Personality to Careers
2:00 PM, Virtual Presentation Room. Understanding your personality, and maximizing it's potential is a key factor in determining career fit. Get a glimpse of how fulfilling your future can be by utilizing personality inventories. 

Monday, Apr 12 - Dress for Success
10:00 AM, Virtual Presentation Room. Deciding what to wear to an interview is often a stressful part of the preparation process. Successful job interviews not only depend on how you answer questions, but also how your present yourself.  In this workshop, we'll discuss tips on what to wear and what not to wear to an interview, how to dress for the job you want, and how to make a good first impression.

Wednesday, Apr 14 - Personality to Careers
6:00 PM, Virtual Presentation Room. Understanding your personality, and maximizing it's potential is a key factor in determining career fit. Get a glimpse of how fulfilling your future can be by utilizing personality inventories. 

Career Events

Thursday, Mar 25 - Career Spotlight:  Vocational Programs
12:00 PM, Virtual Presentation Room. Learn about the vocational programs offered at WCJC.  These programs prepare you for entry into a particular occupation upon completion.  Employment opportunities, program pre-requisites, and salaries will be discussed.  

Monday, Apr 19 - Mock Interviews
Sign up now for a virtual mock interview with one of our academic and career advisors.  Practice your interviewing skills and receive constructive feedback. Mock interviews are the perfect way to experience an interview without the pressure of the "real" interview.  Select your time.

Thursday, Apr 22 - Career Spotlight: Allied Health
12:00 PM. Virtual Presentation Room.  Join us to find out about allied health careers.  Program applications will be reviewed and career opportunities and salary information will be identified. 

Additional Career Resources

Career Planning Resources

CareerOneStop:  Career exploration, training, jobs, and videos from the US Department of Labor.

College for All Texans: Extensive information on careers, colleges, and financial aid, including links to Texas Colleges and Universities. 

Discover E: A guide to engineering careers.

O*Net:  Career exploration, including salary, job outlook and descriptions, as well as job search tips.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Career information, including job duties, employment outlook, and salaries.

Texas Genuine: Explore career and technical fields and college options to get you there.

Texas Hot Jobs: A complete resource of health and medical careers in Texas, including full job descriptions, salary, and educational levels required.  Also include listings of schools in Texas that offer health-professions degrees.

Texas Reality Check: Lifestyle and occupation calculator.

Tracer: Texas career information website that provides statistics and analyses on the Texas labor market.  Includes a wide array of career and occupational information through software programs and printed publications.

What Do I Do with a Major In?: Excellent resource that links college majors to distinct job titles and professional links.

Personality Assessment Resources

Kiersey: Personality preference indicator tool.

9 TypesPersonality style quiz.

Texas Career Check: Interest profiler.

Job Search Resources
Job and Career Accelerator: Create resumes, cover letters, and match interests and skills with jobs and internships.

Job Hunters Bible: Tips and resources for the career-changer and job-seeker.

My Texas Career:  Your one-stop shop for Job Search in Texas. 

Salary information: Look up salary ranges for any career by location.

Texas Workforce Solutions: Job search information including in-demand jobs and employment opportunities.

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